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Old 03-04-2011, 12:45 PM   #1
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Windshield chips/ pits

So I live in the Rockies and they put tons of small gravel type rock on the road in the winter and my windshield is littered in pits and chips... So I heard to this film (4 mil) thick that you can put on ur windshield to protect it from chips and pits. It's called "clearplex" and the guy over the phone told me it might be about 150-200$ for the film. Do you think that itd be worth it to protect a new windshield? Which cost about 150$... Plus there is only a1 yr warranty for clearplex.

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Old 03-04-2011, 12:47 PM   #2
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sounds like a pain for the cost and amount of time it is warranted-but if it works for u?

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Old 03-04-2011, 12:53 PM   #3
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Sounds similar to the stuff on iPhone screens, etc. That particular material was formulated for the nose-cose of F18 fighter plans, and is crazy strong. But, and it's a big butt, it does degrade with time and starts to discolor.

Now I'm nowhere near certain that the film these gentleman are talking about is of similar format etc, but I would presume the 1 year warranty is due to possible UV discoloring over time.

Curious though as to how it looks after install, so if you do it - post up on here with pics.
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Old 03-04-2011, 02:31 PM   #4
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If it messes your windshield up that bad, what does it do to your paint and body? Some insurances companies will pay for a windshield replacement once a year...
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Sprinter, my cuz works for DEI in Vista CA (Viper Alarm) and they have a new window safety product that sounds like what you're describing. I rang him and he told me that you should have the dealer install a sheet of UV tint (Lowest level) and the clear sheet will last 10x longer. Good luck and I hope this helps.
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Old 03-06-2011, 01:37 PM   #6
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thanks image...i really apriciate the help with that i will definetly look at that.....confederate....i will call them and ask about that as well
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If you have a 0 deductible on your insurance it wouldn't be worth it. Yesterday, a truck pulling a horse trailer that was going in the opposite direction threw a rock that left a quarter-size star on my windshield. I only had the windshield for about four months. I'm going to call the insurance company and have them install another American-made windshield. Would a bug shield help deflect rocks from the windshield?
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Old 03-08-2011, 05:57 PM   #8
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I have a bug deflector...i am not sure how much it helps though.....but i still have tons of pits and chips on the windshield.
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The chip turned into a vertical crack from top to bottom of the windshield. I was going to try to have the guy repair the chip. Now, I'm going to have them install a Mopar windshield. I've replaced three windshields in three years due to flying rocks. I have a 0 glass deductible. I wouldn't doubt the insurance company will send me a letter inquiring why I replaced so many windshields in three years.
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Deflector

I might get one anyway to keep the rocks off the hood. Thanks for your post.

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I have a bug deflector...i am not sure how much it helps though.....but i still have tons of pits and chips on the windshield.
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If it costs as much as a new windshield, it better last as long as a new windshield.
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Bug Shield

The last time I bought a bug shield, it cost about $50. I don't know if it helped prevent rocks from hitting the glass, but it helped the front of the hood from getting chipped.


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If it costs as much as a new windshield, it better last as long as a new windshield.

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